Tuesday, January 3, 2012
3 Swiss Bankers Will Soon Have Some 'Splaining To Do To The Two Scariest Men On Wall Street
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has charged three Swiss bankers with hiding over $1.2 billion in taxable assets from the IRS this afternoon, according to various media reports.
That's bad enough, as going up against Preet is pretty scary for Wall Streeters.
The three bankers—Michael Berlinka, Urs Frei and Roger Keller—worked Swiss bank Wegelin & Co., Bloomberg reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.
The bankers could face up to five years in prison if convicted, but that (and Preet) aren't the only things looming in their future—the case will be overseen by Judge Jed Rakoff in U.S. District Court, according to the Huffington Post. Yes, that Judge Rakoff, who turned down the ongoing Citigroup-SEC settlement and rejected a settlement during the Bank of America takeover of Merrill Lynch in 2009. These guys will have some explaining to do…..
Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/3-swiss-bankers-will-soon-have-some-splaining-to-do-for-judge-rakoff-2012-1